Yorkshire artist Ashley Jackson is to be awarded an honorary doctorate by Huddersfield University for his contribution to the arts. He's been painting the Yorkshire landscape for more than 40 years.
Ashley Jackson has completed his tribute to Jane Tomlinson, a painting of Pen-y-ghent in the Yorkshire Dales, to be auctioned off for charity. He started the painting at the launch of the Jane Tomlinson Walk for All earlier this month.
Ashley has been painting scenes of Yorkshire for four decades and he has been exploring the landscapes in our region which inspired his favourite artist of all time - JMW Turner.
Turner visited Yorkshire in 1797 and returned throughout his life. He painted thousands of sketches across the county and has always been a major influence to the Yorkshire artist Ashley Jackson.
Like Ashley, Turner himself was a working class artist and painted for a living. At the time Turner was criticised by his peers but attitudes changed after his death. He is now described as the forefather of impressionism and is thought to be Britain's greatest landscape painter.
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